ALEJANDRO BORGES G. 4:00 PM Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 204 ARCH
Alejandro Borges G., Architect, graduated from the Faculty of Architecture, Universidad Central de Venezuela in 1989 and received his Master of Architecture degree at Cornell University, USA in 1994. He studied painting in 1993-1994 with Professor Kay Walkingstick of Cornell University and sculpture in 2007-2008 with Professor Marcos Salazar in Caracas, Venezuela. Borges is currently a Design Studio Professor, and Visual Arts Professor, at Universidad Simon Bolívar, Caracas. Since1994. He served as the Editor of Architecture Department Publication Galpon 5 from 1997-2005. He has taught as a visiting critic and Professor at Cornell University, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, University of Texas, Universidad de Cuenca and Católica del Ecuador, among others. Borges has lectured in Colombia, Ecuador, United States and Venezuela.
Borges work is widely published in national, international books and magazines, as well as in a wide variety of web pages: Arquitectura x Procesos, Fundación Espacio. 2010, Venezuela; Arhitecture 1906 International Magazine, Rumania. 2006; Un-private spaces. InForm Magazine. U.S.A. 2005; Architettura Iberoamericana, Napoli. Italia. 2003; Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura, Chile 2002; “Casas Latinoamericanas”. Quito, Ecuador. 2001; “La Construcción de América del Sur”. Buenos Aires, Argentina. Junio 2001; GAN, Deconews, Revista Entre rayas, Habitat Plus; Inmuebles, Biennial publications.
Borges has received several recognitions and prizes such as: Honorable Mention, Casa Fractal. VI Salón Malaussena, National Architecture Biennial, 2006; VII Salón Malaussena, National Architecture Biennial. 2008; Finalist- Selected work, Simbiosis II, House Project, Ibero-American Biennial of Architecture, International Recognition. Chile, 2002; Honorable Mention, Simbiosis II, House Project, XII Bienal de Arquitectura de Quito, International Recognition, Ecuador 2000; Faculty Research Award. International Recognition, Canadian Embassy, 2000; Honorable Mention, Simbiosis I House Project, XI Bienal de Arquitectura de Quito, International Recognition, Ecuador 1998; Recognition Diploma of Excellence in Architecture Studies, Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo, Universidad Central de Venezuela, 1989. He has developed a sustained exploration in painting, drawing, collage, sculpture and installations and has participated in many solo and collective exhibitions and fine arts biennials.